So, you’ve made the decision to protect your vehicle investment with paint protection film (also called clear bra) and we, at High End Detail in Miami, are glad to hear this.
But how much does protection film for cars cost? This is a question that we hear a lot. And the answer isn’t as clear as the film itself.
The truth is that every customer is unique with different needs. Therefore, we don’t have a one-size-fits all pricing structure to add clear bra to your vehicle. When coming up with a car paint protection price, we take into consideration your vehicle’s current paint condition, its detailing needs, the film choice and the complexity of your car’s surface.
Car Protection Film and Your Paint Condition
The current condition of your vehicle’s paint matters a lot when it comes to installing paint protection. This is because the paint needs to be flawless before PPF can be added.
Just like painting a room in your home, there is a lot of prep work that needs to be done to install clear bra. Part of the preparation work is to touch up the paint. If the paint isn’t in good condition, this cost can range anywhere from $50 to $800 or more. The goal of the paint protection film is to protect the paint and this works best on paint that is in top condition.
For those of you in South Florida, High End Detail offers a paint correction process that will remove up to 70 percent of micro scratches, paint swirls and damaged clear coat areas. Our proprietary studio lamps and multi-colored, multi-spectrum lamps are able to reveal any damage that is not visible to the naked eye.
Once the paint has been corrected, a clear bra will help ensure the color vibrancy and detailed look of your car stays.
Protective Film Solutions and Detailing
It is very important that the protection film is not installed over top of dirt and dust. Detailing is an important part of the preparation process and degrees of detailing needs can vary from vehicle to vehicle.
For example, some vehicles come to us virtually flawless because they have been sitting in a protective environment, such as a garage or showroom. Others are driven every day and get the normal wear-and-tear to the surface caused by dust, sand and other natural elements.
In order for a vehicle to have paint protection film installed, the vehicle must be cleaned thoroughly. The detailing needs will adjust the overall cost of PPF.
High End Detailing got its start in the car detailing business. We take detailing seriously to ensure your vehicle looks its best when it leaves our shop. We undergo a thorough eight-step process to ensure that your vehicle is thoroughly cleaned and spotless.
Your Film Choice for Car Paint Protection
In today’s market, there are many options for car paint protection film and the look that we can add to style your ride.
3M™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series is a clear protection film. Recently, 3M released a Pro Series Matte film that provides a matte look when installed over a vehicle. This provides a variety of styling opportunities to your car.
Car paint protection film can cover your entire vehicle or only key parts, such as the fender, around the doors and other high traffic areas.
High End Detail provides custom work and treats every car individually.
Clear Car Wrap Cost and Vehicle Complexity
Today’s cars come in a variety of shapes, lines and styles. The complexity of the body lines of your cars will also impact the price of car paint protection.
No two makes and models are built the exact same. This is another reason why it is difficult to easily price a paint protection film install without first seeing the vehicle and working one-on-one with the owner.
Is Car Paint Protection Film Worth It?
You have already made the investment in purchasing your vehicle. Protecting its value long term is a wise financial decision.
In fact, Forbes contributor Karl Brauer, who is also the Executive Publisher of Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book, said he won’t invest in a vehicle without adding paint protection film. Brauer said this is because he wants to drive his car, not just keep it in a garage.
While there are many protective film solutions, at High End Detail, we only work with 3M™ Paint Protection Film. 3M clear bar adds an unrivaled chip, scratch and stain resistance layer. Tough, durable and maintenance free, 3M’s paint protection film is backed by a 10-year warranty. This means that it’s a product that you can trust, by a brand that you can trust.
For those of you in South Florida, contact us to schedule an appointment today. We’ll work one-on-one with you to answer your question, “How much does paint protection cost?” We can be reached at (786) 370-7838.
If you are not in South Florida, check out 3M’s Preferred Installer search feature on its website to find a shop near you.